Friday, March 30, 2012
This is how you might take a blood pressure on a cat
You use a doppler device. White Pup pup was a great model. Too bad Radar wanted nothing to do with the process. Fireman and I failed last night. Friend, Sharon RN and I failed again this morning. The great staff at our vet's office, got his BP when I took him in today for an X-ray.
His systolic was 200. Quite high. The X-ray showed kidney stones.
Poor poor Radar. Now wonder he is pulling his fur out again. He's on a opiate now. We have a new plan. If he requires surgery we will likely end his suffering. If he can pass the stones on his own, he should feel much better until more form....everyone in our house in on the same page. Thank goodness.
My father was in good spirits this morning when I visited. 5 days to surgery. Prayers appreciated so very much.
I took my mom to Hackney's. It is a local favorite in Glenview. Guy F went there for a diners drive ins dives, show. It was nice to have mom one on one. My mom watches Hallmark channel. We watched two episodes of Little House on the Prarie together. Those were darling, good shows.
Man that Micheal Landon was a handsome dude. Half-pint was so darn good in those days.
I knitted away on my mindless shawl.
So that is how you try to take a cat's blood pressure.
Have you tried anything new lately?